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  • A Practical Guide to Studying History by Tracey Loughran
    A Practical Guide to Studying History (English, Paperback) Tracey Loughran

    "An introduction to the fundamental skills and principles underpinning historical research and writing, and to the different contexts in which history is produced and consumed"--

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  • The Uses and Abuses of History by Professor Margaret MacMillan
    The Uses and Abuses of History (Paperback) Professor Margaret MacMillan

    The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked...

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  • Research Methods for History by Lucy Faire
    Research Methods for History (English, Paperback) Lucy Faire

    Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.

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  • Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginzburg
    Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Was he influenced by the environment, he asks himself, and if so, how? Ginzburg uses his own experience to examine the elusive and constantly evolving nature of history and historical research.

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  • AQA A-level History Coursework Workbook: Component 3 Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) by Keith Milne
    AQA A-level History Coursework Workbook: Component 3 Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) (Paperback) Keith Milne

    Maximise your chance of coursework success; this AQA A-level History Workbook breaks the non-examined assessment down into manageable steps, builds the required skills and tracks students' progress at every stage.

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  • Primate Change by Vybarr Cregan-Reid
    Primate Change (English, Hardback) Vybarr Cregan-Reid

    This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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  • Medicine and Empire by Pratik Chakrabarti
    Medicine and Empire (English, Paperback) Pratik Chakrabarti

    A comprehensive overview of the history of medicine and European imperialism from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth century. Drawing on recent scholarship, the text comparatively examines the key developments that took place within colonialism and medicine and explores the main historiographical issues surrounding the topics.

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  • New Directions in Social and Cultural History by Sasha Handley
    New Directions in Social and Cultural History (English, Paperback) Sasha Handley

    What does it mean to be a social and cultural historian today? In the wake of the 'cultural turn', and in an age of digital and public history, what challenges and opportunities await historians in the early 21st century? In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history. Focusing on...

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  • Gender and the Politics of History by Joan Wallach Scott
    Gender and the Politics of History (English, Paperback) Joan Wallach Scott

    This landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a foundational demonstration of the uses of gender as a conceptual tool for cultural and historical analysis. In this anniversary edition, Scott reflects on the book's legacy and implications for contemporary politics as well as her engagement with psychoanalytic theory.

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  • Why History Matters by John Tosh
    Why History Matters (English, Paperback) John Tosh

    In order to better understand our current society, we need to critically examine the historical events which have shaped it and this textbook thoroughly demonstrates how analysing history can provide the basis for an informed and insightful understanding of our society as it is today.

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  • History, Memory and Public Life by Anna Maerker
    History, Memory and Public Life (English, Paperback) Anna Maerker

    History, Memory and Public Life introduces readers to key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise and understanding in contemporary public reflection on the past....

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  • The Landscape of History by John Lewis Gaddis
    The Landscape of History (English, Paperback) John Lewis Gaddis

    What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book.

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  • History by Peter Claus
    History (English, Paperback) Peter Claus, John Marriott

    "Familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches. Global in scope, covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century"--Provided by the publisher.

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  • What is History Now? by Mr David Cannadine
    What is History Now? (English, Paperback) Mr David Cannadine

    This volume stands alongside Carr's classic, paying tribute to his seminal enquiry while moving the debate into new territory, to ensure its freshness and relevance for a new century of historical study.

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  • The Revolt of the Masses by Jose Ortega y Gasset
    The Revolt of the Masses (English, Paperback) Jose Ortega y Gasset

    Social upheaval in early 20th-century Europe is the historical setting for this study by Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset. In print since 1932, Ortega's vision of Western culture is of society sinking to its lowest common denominator and drifting toward chaos.

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  • Barack Obama by Steven Sarson
    Barack Obama (English, Paperback) Steven Sarson

    Barack Obama's politics are deeply informed by his profound knowledge and understanding of his country's history. His articles, books, and speeches are replete with references to America's past and how that relates to the present he sees and the future he envisions....

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  • Studying Gender in Medieval Europe by Patricia Skinner
    Studying Gender in Medieval Europe (English, Paperback) Patricia Skinner

    Building on over a century of scholarly achievements and advances, this book addresses the core problem of how to incorporate gender in the study of the history of medieval Europe, and why it is important to do so.

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  • Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources by Laura Sangha
    Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources (English, Paperback) Laura Sangha

    Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources is an introduction to the rich treasury of source material available to students of early modern history. During this period, political development, economic and social change, rising literacy levels, and the success of the printing press, ensured that the State, the Church and the people generated texts and objects on an unprecedented scale. This book...

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  • The Past Is a Foreign Country - Revisited by David Lowenthal
    The Past Is a Foreign Country - Revisited (English, Paperback) David Lowenthal

    A quarter-century after the publication of his classic account of man's attitudes to his past, David Lowenthal revisits how we celebrate, expunge, contest and domesticate the past to serve present needs. He shows how nostalgia and heritage now pervade every facet of public and popular culture.

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  • The Night Battles by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Night Battles (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    In his new preface, Ginzburg reflects on the interplay of chance and discovery, as well as on the relationship between anomalous cases and historical generalizations.

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